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The Story of a Pretty Special Bus

We all have certain qualities that define who we are. Hobbies and interests and loves of things from mainstream to the unusual, both connect and set us completely apart. For Bob, Jr., owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, his vehicle for enthusiasm for his business and personal life converged on – well, an actual vehicle!

Many years ago, Bob, Jr. decided that he would purchase a sensible marketing tool in the form of a large-capacity vehicle, which he might not have imagined, would shape his life and the lives of those around him. He took his special bus, wrapped it with professional flair, and invited his friends and family along for the ride!

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Over the years, Bob, Jr. would deliver his children and neighbors’ children to school in the small bus. Larger than a taxi or a limousine, tinier than a Greyhound, this roving shout-out to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville hauled many a happy face, in mini-grand fashion, to and from Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators games. This special short bus has been the scene of sleepy morning eyes, light-hearted friendship and family, and has supported riders home after a difficult loss to an opposing team. Bob, Jr. is now happy to announce that he has passed the official minibus torch onto another small bus enthusiast – and the bus will have a whole new life, go on bigger adventures, and take on a purpose he could have never foreseen!


—It’s official – the bus has embarked on a new journey with owner, Heather Jacks!

What would anyone want with our truncated hauler?

Well, meet Heather Jacks! Miss Jacks is a Gen X’er, who is making waves on her blog and social media platforms for being – SO UNUSUAL AND EXTRAORDINARY! She’s already picked up the short bus in Nashville, for her long trek back to her current city of residence, San Francisco. What does Heather have planned for our little city shuttle? She’s converting our modest mode of transportation right into a humble home!

As Heather explains in her blog, she has never been one to dream of home ownership, where roots would seem to too-firmly plant her. She wants to love where she is – and if she doesn’t, she wants to leave where she is! This tiny tank will become Heather’s tiny abode. Oh, and we should mention that heather has given her new home a name. Meet BUBBA, the short bus!

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—We could not have wished for a better home for our short bus – and Heather couldn’t have asked for a better home than our short bus!

Selling the OLP Nashville bus is the end of an era for us, but we are so excited to watch the transformation – both of the bus, and of the life of the new owner – as Heather continues to post short bus updates online. Follow her Instagram (@writerjacks) and her blog for news about the transformation. Miss Jacks, oh the places you will go, and thank you for taking us along for the ride!


Bob Lyons III, owner

Earning Your Respect and Trust for More Than 30 Years: How Lightscapes – Now Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville – Revolutionized Outdoor Lighting

The romance and elegance of outdoor lighting never goes out of style. It’s as true today as it was back in 1987 when we started our outdoor lighting and landscape lighting company under the name Lightscapes. At that time, we reinvented the way residential outdoor lighting was delivered – and commercial outdoor lighting, too!

Putting the customer first was our primary objective, and this goal informed everything we did from lighting design and installation to customer service. We changed the outdoor lighting industry, first in Nashville as Lightscapes and eventually nationwide as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.


— Lightscapes logo.

Lightscapes of Nashville wasn’t just on the cutting edge of outdoor lighting and landscape lighting, we were the cutting edge. It’s hard to imagine how different the outdoor lighting process was for homeowners in 1987 compared to today. Taking a brief look back in our history can bring a fresh appreciation for the conveniences we take for granted today.

THE OLD WAYS OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Before we streamlined the process of delivering outdoor lighting, this is what homeowners went through to set up outdoor and landscape lighting:

• Hiring a lighting designer with outdoor and landscape lighting credentials.
• Arranging an appointment with a specialty lighting store that carried outdoor lighting fixtures.
• Placing an order for the fixtures needed.
• Waiting for the fixtures’ arrival – and this could take weeks, or even months.
• Hiring an electrician to install the lights according to the designer’s direction.
• Crossing fingers and hoping for the best. Note: Many electricians had no experience in outdoor lighting, so clients hoped that everything would turn out as they imagined it when the lights were switched on that first night.
• Contacting the electrician or lighting designer to come back and correct lighting placement or other technical problems that often arose.
• Starting again at square one, if a number of the fixtures were not operating properly, as was often the case.

For homeowners – as well as owners of businesses that depended on outdoor lighting to attract customers – this process was frustrating, time-consuming, and much too expensive. Lightscapes embarked on a mission to improve this arduous process, and we certainly did. Today, as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we’re still going strong right here in Nashville!


— Vintage Nashville Banner article about us.

As the Nashville outdoor lighting company named Lightscapes, we turned this complicated and frustrating process into something much, much easier. Today many of our clients find that working with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is quite enjoyable. What a contrast to the struggles they once endured to obtain outdoor lighting!

THE EASE OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING TODAY, A PROCESS WE PIONEERED

• We created and perfected a turnkey outdoor lighting and landscape lighting process. With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ all-inclusive exterior lighting services, we handle every detail from start to finish.
• We introduced the night-time lighting demonstration so homeowners can try before they buy.
• We added an annual maintenance plan so you don’t need to worry about the upkeep of your lighting system. We keep all of the components in excellent working order.

More than just simplifying the steps involved, we transformed outdoor lighting from its “avant-garde” origins into a service – and lifestyle – enjoyed by mainstream homeowners.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s Free Night-time Lighting Demonstration

We’re still incredibly proud of this service we pioneered all those years ago, the night-time lighting demonstration. First, we’ll meet with you to begin planning a unique outdoor lighting design for your home or business. Usually, this plan includes architectural lighting as well as landscape lighting. Before installing your permanent outdoor lighting fixtures, we’ll bring in a temporary display based on our design for your property. We’ll set up the display and turn it on at nightfall so you can see what your lighting plan will look like before you commit to using our service.

The Outdoor Lighting Company You’ll Want to Keep!

Many of our original Lightscapes clients are still with us today, more than 30 years later. This is the best possible testament to the high quality of our work, our responsive customer service, and our professionalism. As Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we look forward to serving you for another 30 years and beyond. Thank you for your trust and the opportunity to serve you.

For comprehensive, turn-key outdoor lighting design, installation, and service contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


Thank you kindly for the opportunity to add beautiful light into your evening!
My best,
Bob Lyons III, owner

Enjoy Your Outdoors at Night

When’s the last time you spent time outside at night? While it’s easy to keep yourself cooped up inside your air-conditioned home at night, there’s nothing quite like sitting on your porch on a warm Nashville summer night sipping on a glass of iced tea. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we want to help you enjoy your outdoors at night.

Outdoor Entertaining At Night

Planning a family get-together and gathering can be stressful if you don’t have the space to accommodate them inside your home, or you worry that your home doesn’t set the right tone. If you have a deck or patio, or perhaps a pool area, these are perfect areas to use for larger gatherings at your home. By adding deck and patio lighting to your outdoor living space, you’re opening up a whole new area for gatherings!

This summer, you can make memories of barbecues with your friends and family, game nights, or relaxing nights outside under the beautiful illumination of professional outdoor lighting. Or, splash around in your pool under the stars on the hottest summer nights. With outdoor lighting, we can help you take advantage of your outdoor living spaces at night to create new memories and enjoy your home more.

Pride of Home Ownership

Whether this is the first, second, third or even fourth home you’ve purchased, owning a home is a major accomplishment you should feel proud of every time you see your home. At night, it’s easy to forget about this accomplishment when you drive up to your home at night because it’s so dark outside.

By adding professional outdoor lighting to the exterior of your home, you can see your accomplishment of homeownership illuminated all hours, even throughout the night. Can you imagine gazing through your windows at night to see the width and depth of your property lit up? Lighting enables you to enjoy your outdoors and be reminded of your pride in home sweet home, day and night.

Be the Envy of the neighborhood

Whether you want to admit it or not, we all like our home and landscape to be the best-looking on the block. Adding curb appeal to your home not only makes you like your home better, but it makes you the envy of your neighbors. Of course, most of this curb appeal is lost at night in the darkness. With Nashville outdoor lighting not only will your home look inviting and beautiful from a distance, but it will be the best spot to spend time outside at night.

Expect to make your neighbors green with envy after you add outdoor lighting to your home. Home beautification and improvement will often create a domino effect of others following suit. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and who wouldn’t want their neighborhood to be appealing?!

Just like how a gorgeous sunny day allows you to enjoy your outdoors, outdoor lighting can do the same in the evening hours. If you’re interested in enjoying your outdoors, contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting Caters To All Residential Dwellings -- Including Apartment Buildings!

Outdoor lighting for apartment buildings is something that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville have been doing a lot of lately. This genre of outdoor lighting encompasses facets of both residential outdoor lighting as well as hospitality outdoor lighting. There is an undeniable explosion of apartment complexes being built in the local Middle Tennessee area in recent years. Apartment building owners and management have been coming to us to help them make their complex stand out from the others to lure lessees. Outdoor lighting is hands down the most effective way to make a building stand out in a crowd.


— Nashville outdoor lighting at The Grove Whitworth Apartments.

Savvy apartment building managers and owners know that adding outdoor lighting to their facility has innumerable residual benefits. For starters, it simply makes the complex and grounds look dashing in the evening. Architectural facets, trees, entryways, rooftop and signage can all be highlighted with dazzling effect thanks to Nashville outdoor lighting. Beauty isn’t the only benefit to be garnered from outdoor lighting at your apartment building, however.


— Apartment complex signage lighting.

Benefits of Apartment Complex Lighting Include:

Security: Make renters feel more secure coming home at night to a well-lit building. Security is increased when a solid outdoor lighting plan is in place which reduces crime and theft. Renters want to be able to safely walk to their cars in the parking lot, hang out in common areas in the evening and walk their dogs in a stress-free way. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will help you cast light in dark shadowy areas so your renters have peace of mind when coming home.


— Entry lighting at Hayes House apartments in Nashville.

Safety: No apartment building manager or HOA wants to face the problem of renters slipping and possibly falling at the property due to poor visibility. Reduce the possibility of slips and falls by letting your lessees see clearly wherever they walk around the property. Make getting around pathways, mailboxes, trash areas and entryways easy to navigate. Light the playground areas, pool zones, courtyard and your apartment’s communal areas so that people can walk around safely.


— Path lighting and landscape lighting provide ambiance and ensure easy navigation.

Cost Effective: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville utilizes consumption-friendly LED fixtures that are better for the environment due to their low wattage. Don’t let old-school lighting hurt your bottom line due to high energy costs. LED also produces less heat so there is little risk of fire, too. We can work within your budget to light your apartment building and give you lots of bang for your buck.


— We design, install and maintain!

Maintenance Partner: When you hire us to design and install your apartment building lighting, we will also maintain it. You won’t have to worry about knocked over fixtures, surfaced wire, burned bulbs, foliage covering lenses, etc. If there is an issue, simply contact us and we will take care of whatever you need. We will be your outdoor lighting maintenance partner and take care of everything with a simple phone call. Best of all, we maintain outdoor lighting systems we have installed or even ones our competitors have put in.

Don’t miss an opportunity to attract renters to your apartment building by partnering with Nashville’s experts in designing and installing distinctive outdoor lighting designs. Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Deck Lighting Adds Beauty to Your Nashville Home While Increasing Your Family’s Safety

Deck Safety Awareness Month (May) is the perfect time to call a professional outdoor lighting designer to assess your outdoor living areas for safety lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is ready to assist you. Not only do we create outdoor lighting designs for safer back yards, we make those back yards nighttime-beautiful in the process.

What’s nighttime-beautiful? No matter how lovely your yard, after dark its features fade into shadow. Some elements disappear in darkness altogether, while others appear flat and uninteresting. Landscape lighting brings them back to life with drama and nuance you don’t see in the light of day. That’s nighttime-beautiful. Combining that beauty with enhanced safety for your family and guests is like getting two outdoor lighting designs in one!

Deck Lighting Designed with Safety in Mind

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we use several outdoor light fixtures designed specifically for deck lighting. Some of them are tiny, designed for placement on stair risers, deck posts, and the exterior wall of your home just above the deck surface. While these fixtures are discrete, they provide the perfect amount of illumination to increase visibility on the stairs, around the railing, and across the deck floor.

Homeowners especially like our stair lighting. We can mount small LED lights on the surface of each stair riser so you never have to wonder where your foot will find the next step. If the tread of your deck stairs has any overhang extending beyond the risers, we can tuck tiny lights up under the overhang. The effect is magical. The tiny light fixtures are hidden from view but cast a gentle glow along each stair tread.

Task Lighting for Safer Slicing, Dicing, and Grilling

Whether you say grilling or grillin’, if you’re using knives at your outdoor kitchen, you need task lighting, a focused beam on your work area. Outdoor kitchens are fabulous on a deck or patio and bring a new dimension of enjoyment to outdoor living. They also bring a new dimension of accidents-waiting-to-happen if you don’t have enough visibility for the chef to see and work by. Whether you’re slicing lemons, dicing onions, or fileting fish, do yourself a favor. Have a Nashville lighting designer from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives install task lighting in your outdoor cooking area.

Landscape Lighting Creates a Setting for Your Deck

Another form of deck lighting makes its home among any landscaping you have around your deck. Shrubbery surrounding the deck works well for this purpose. Subtle illumination throughout the shrubbery appears to cradle your deck, lifting it from the ground like a jewel encased in light. We provide just enough light to create mystery while improving visibility for increased safety around the deck.

Our outdoor lighting installers will also make use of nearby trees, especially if you have a tree with branches overhanging the deck area. That tree will be a candidate for moonlighting, a beautiful effect we create by placing light high up in a tree’s branches. The light filters down through the branches and leaves to create the impression of moonlight’s glow upon the deck. You’ll be so enamored with the moonlighting effect you’ll forget the light increases your safety.

Landscape Lighting Gets You to the Deck and Back Safely

Another aspect of deck safety is path lighting. If you have the option to enter your deck from the yard, we’re assuming guests may need to cross your yard to get there. A dark path on your property is never a good idea. With a series of low lights we call path lighting, we can illuminate the pathway to your deck for safe passage. Path lighting is also essential if you have a pool or outdoor fireplace across the yard from your deck. Anywhere people are crossing the yard from one outdoor living area to another, or returning to the house, path lighting adds visibility for increased safety.

Permanent Festive String Lighting Elevates Your Deck’s Fun Factor – and Safety

By now you are seeing that your lighting designers with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can use several forms of lighting to enhance deck safety. Safety lighting doesn’t need to be harsh or bright. It can be elegant, mysterious, or festive. If you like the festive vibe and want to feel like every day is a celebration, we can install festive string lighting over your deck. You’ll have the ability to turn it on when you feel like a party and off when the more subdued every-day deck lighting sets the ambiance you want.

What’s Good for the Deck is Good for the Patio … Pool Deck … Spa Deck … Etc.!

Professional deck lighting for safety and ambiance transfers seamlessly to other outdoor settings including your patio, pool deck, and spa deck. For any outdoor living area to be usable at night, you must address the issue of illumination for nighttime safety. Stairs, and even a slight elevation change of one small step, must be illuminated after dark for safety. Pathways to and from all outdoor living areas need at least a small amount of lighting for safety at night.

While anyone can stick a light fixture into the ground at the base of a deck stairway, it takes a professional lighting designer to do it effectively. Your outdoor lighting professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville know how to create safety and ambiance simultaneously to marvelous effect.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we take your safety seriously. We are ready to meet your needs for safe, nighttime-beautiful outdoor living spaces at your home. Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Any Nashville Outdoor Lighting Company

Are you planning to hire a Nashville company this year for professional outdoor lighting design and installation services? Whether your outdoor lighting needs are residential or commercial, we recommend you ask these 5 questions of any lighting company you’re considering before making your selection.

How long has your lighting company been in business, and who are your clients?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was first on the scene here in 1986, operating under our original name, Lightscapes. We pioneered the concept of a full-service professional outdoor lighting company handling all of our clients’ needs from design and installation to maintenance and repairs. Over 30 years ago, we introduced affordable and worry-free professional outdoor lighting to businesses and homeowners alike. We have had the pleasure of serving the hospitality industry throughout the Nashville area – from lofts, hotels, resorts, and restaurants to bed & breakfasts and more. We won a Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden™ magazine Reader’s Choice award for landscape lighting in 2018. We were also awarded first place for this award consecutively 2011 – 2017.

Read more about our history

Our excellent track record of innovation and service in and around Nashville stretches back over three decades. We would be pleased to provide references so prospective clients can talk with current clients about our products and services.

Are you a full-service outdoor lighting company, and what exactly does that mean?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is a turnkey, full-service, professional outdoor lighting company. That means we offer professional exterior lighting design and installation in commercial and residential settings along with outdoor lighting maintenance. Whether you need architectural and façade lighting, landscape lighting, lighting for outdoor living spaces, or holiday lighting, we can serve all of your outdoor lighting needs. We also offer wedding and special event lighting.

With our annual maintenance plan, you will never need to call a third party for repairs, nor will you need to work on your own lighting. We also service outdoor lighting systems that were installed by other companies. We can evaluate your system for upgrades or retrofits from previous lighting technologies to state-of-the-art, energy-efficient LED technology.

Is outdoor lighting your only business?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, outdoor lighting is all we do. Seriously! We are passionate about outdoor lighting from custom design and installation to responsive customer service, full-time, all year long.

The reason it’s important that you ask this question is that Nashville is home to many companies that perform outdoor lighting installation as a side job. Let us caution you that you do not want to hire a “part-time” lighting company. Numerous companies from landscapers to electricians will say they offer outdoor lighting services, but lighting is not their area of expertise. Stick with a company that is on the leading edge of today’s outdoor lighting industry, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Does your company offer top-quality light fixtures and excellent warranties?

We use only the best quality lighting fixtures, and our warranties are
the best in this industry. The founders of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville started a company in the 1980s to make the top-quality lighting fixtures we use, and we still use them exclusively. The quality of these fixtures is such that they will not crack, peel or break like the plastic and aluminum fixtures used by so many others. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives backs our copper and brass lighting fixtures, LED bulbs, and lighting transformers with extensive warranties. We are able to do this because the products we use stand the test of time. Our lighting fixtures actually become more beautiful as they age outdoors, developing an attractive patina over time.

Do you provide a nighttime lighting demonstration, and if so, is it free?

Yes, and yes. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville created the first nighttime lighting demonstrations more than 30 years ago, and we still offer them today – at no charge. Whether your outdoor lighting needs are residential or commercial, you can request a free nighttime demonstration if you want to “try before you buy.” For this free demonstration, we set up a temporary display to show you how your outdoor lighting will look at your property when it is fully installed. The nighttime demonstration is based on the custom lighting design we create specifically for your property.

These are five excellent questions, don’t you agree? Straight to the point and designed to weed out the imposters and the wannabe’s to reveal the Nashville area’s best lighting company – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. We hope with our answers we have convinced you to give us a call as soon as possible so we can get started on your custom outdoor lighting design.

If you are in need of residential or commercial outdoor lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is ready to meet your needs. Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].

Nashville commercial outdoor lighting: low-voltage, high-output!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville provided low-voltage condominium lighting for a previous commercial lighting client in Green Hills to provide peace of mind with added safety and security.

We were originally called to Hillsborough Quarters to replace gas lantern post lighting, which not only had a low lighting output but was also costly to run at $25 per month, per light. With 14 lanterns, the cost was becoming too much to feasibly maintain. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville replaced the gas lantern lights with 50-watt halogen bulbs for better lighting output and cost savings. We were asked to add even more lighting years later.


— Nashville commercial lighting – Hillsborough Quarters condominiums.

Call on us for all your Nashville commercial outdoor lighting needs!

When it comes to maintaining security around your home, even in a condominium setting, proper lighting is paramount. With maturing trees creating more dark areas around the condos, it was important to introduce more lighting around the residences. For this commercial LED lighting client, who already had transformers and wiring in place for an easy low-voltage installation, we not only provided LED downlighting on the building and bullet lighting under the gutters, but we also installed lighting in the trees themselves!


— Low voltage tree lighting in Green Hills – Nashville, TN.

If your Nashville area business has lighting that is not performing the way you need it to, consider our LED upgrade or retrofit lighting services. We can improve your current lighting system, updating halogen fixtures to LED, to give you better lighting output and energy efficiency. With retrofitting, we can save many elements from your existing lighting system, which will save time and money on the installation!

Why is low voltage commercial lighting a great choice for your Nashville business?

Low voltage, 12-volt lighting, adheres to codes and is much less labor intensive than its line voltage lighting counterpart. Your Nashville business can have a new energy efficient LED outdoor lighting system without having to dig trenches around your property or replant turf or plants.


— Lamppost lighting converted from gas lantern for cost savings and better lighting output.

Our Nashville is a thriving, growing city! With an ever-expanding population, we often deal with some disadvantages. Traffic, for one. Higher crime rates are also a detriment. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will plan a low-voltage, high-output lighting design for your business, which will deter would-be intruders or prevent other troubling scenarios, such as personal theft. Don’t be fooled into thinking that an easy low-voltage lighting installation won’t provide the lighting output desired – it will perform with high lighting output, keeping your business secure after dark.

If you are in need of high-output commercial lighting for your Nashville business, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is ready to work with you! Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Ho-ho-ho, here we go…again! Lighting the TN state capitol Christmas tree for the sixth straight year in 2018

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was called upon once again this year to illuminate our state capitol’s Christmas tree – an honor we are proud to have bestowed upon our company year after year.

Oh, Tannenbaum! When it comes to creating lasting client relationships and being asked each year to light their homes and businesses for the holiday season, well it just gives us all the Christmas feels. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, one of our most prestigious honors has been lighting the capitol Christmas tree over the last six years. It gives us a sense of pride in our state, its residents, and in ourselves, if we’re being honest. Being given this glorious distinction each year is almost better than a puppy on Christmas morning!

Looking for a trustworthy company to provide your commercial holiday lighting year after year? Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!


— 2015 Nashville Capitol Christmas tree.

Let’s face it, Christmas lights can lift the spirits of even the most curmudgeonly of characters. Such things evoke emotions intermingled with Christmases past – when we were children, or when our grown-up kids were children. There’s just something about Christmas lighting that brings us to our centers, touches our hearts, and reminds us that with all of the worries and woes of life, beauty does still exist. Lighting the capitol Christmas tree is fast becoming one of our favorite holiday traditions, and we are pleased that so many hearts will be touched with a tree that we helped make beautiful for the holiday season.

Take a look at our beautiful commercial Christmas lighting designs!

Our notion is also that the folks over at the state capitol have much better things to do than unpackage endless strings of Christmas lighting, so we don’t blame them for engaging Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville for six years running to get the job done for them.

We plan, unpackage and install the tree lights and give them the most fun part of all – flipping the switch! There’s nothing like the feeling we get from seeing our beautiful lighting design coming to life on such an ever-grand evergreen. The faces of man, woman, and child illuminated with the glowing, twinkling essence of Christmas at the state capitol each year is better than a 2-pound fruitcake from Aunt Ethel!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our lighting clients from 2018 and all years past. We hope that if you have any Nashville outdoor lighting need for your home or business in 2019, you will make Outdoor Lighting Perspectives your first choice. And let’s keep this capitol gig going too! Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Nashville’s Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Features Holiday Magic Sure to Brighten Your Holiday!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is thrilled to be part of the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Annual Holiday Lights event for the 3rd consecutive year. Each year thousands of visitors from all over the country come to experience Cheekwood in a whole different and whimsical way thanks to the magic of ONE MILLION colorful outdoor lights.

This special event runs 7 nights a week from November 23rd through December 30th from 5PM-10PM (only closed Christmas day).

Holiday time at Cheekwood gives you the opportunity to walk around the grounds and explore a virtual winter wonderland of vibrant lights that covers nearly every corner of the property. It’s the biggest and most breathtaking display of professionally designed and orchestrated lights like no other in Nashville, and it’s a wonderful annual tradition to check out with your friends and family.

Don’t miss the magic!

Visitors can take the opportunity to walk a mile of the estate’s paths and get to see it in bathed in ethereal light. It’s a delightful opportunity to gather with your family and friends and take evening holiday photos thanks to the dazzling glow of colored lights with tremendous variety. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville works hard to take full advantage of Cheekwood’s amazing landscape making it storybook-spectacular!

It takes our talented lighting installers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville many months to plan and deck out the estate to wow thousands of visitors. We work closely with Cheekwood’s staff and designers to craft a look that is in keeping with the elegance of the grand property, but is guaranteed to make guests ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh.’ The lighting displays show-off all the areas within the gardens in unexpected ways.

Plus Cheekwood provides so many fun activities to complement the wintry lighting display—music, see live reindeer, visit with Santa in December, fire pits, yummy food to eat, and hot chocolate and adult beverages that get you motivated to stroll on a beautiful night. You can buy your tickets for entry and other holiday events for Cheekwood here.

We’re excited to have everyone come to Nashville and the surrounding areas to check out the hard work and surprises we’ve pulled off at the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens this year. We are so honored to be trusted and used by so many local businesses to help them with their year-round outdoor landscape lighting and holiday lighting displays.

If you are looking to give your commercial business a holiday outdoor lighting boost that draws crowds, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call so we can assess your needs. Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Our Recent Nashville Lighting Installation In The Gulch Is Sure To Make You Look UP!

We love partnering with local businesses in Nashville to create a commercial outdoor lighting scheme that truly adds a glimmer into their evening. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville just partnered with the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/The Gulch to illuminate their UP Rooftop Lounge and make it stand out against the Nashville skyline.

Up Rooftop offers indoor and outdoor seating with fabulous food and cocktails in a sophisticated setting in the popular Gulch district of downtown Nashville. The outdoor rooftop patio has spectacular views of Music City, so our outdoor lighting plan for them had to provide a chic modern vibe that would show off the Nashville skyline.

Lighting that is flexible and ultra-programmable!

We knew that a variety of events could be happening on the UP Rooftop patio—including dining, a lively bar scene, live music, dancing and more—so we wanted to ensure management was able to customize and change the lighting ambiance easily to reflect whatever was happening outdoors. Our lighting designers created a stylish installation that could provide chasing or static lights, along with the ability to add multi-colored lighting that could be adapted to create any particular vibe the lounge needs. They recently switched their color hue to pink for a Breast Cancer Awareness event just last month. We aim to give our customers the versatility they need when it comes to commercial and hospitality lighting.

Lighting that makes you look UP!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wanted to make sure that not only would the people at the Up Rooftop Lounge would get excited about the lighting while hanging out on the patio; but we also wanted to draw eyes upward from the sidewalks below so passersby would be intrigued by what was happening many stories up above the hotel and stop by and visit. The colored moving neon lighting at the bar adds a ton of dimension, while the overhead festival lighting illuminates the whole patio in the most beautiful way when the sky goes dark. We love working with other contractors to complete a job, and here we teamed up with a contractor who installed the iron posts that supports the overhead café lighting posts we later draped across the patio for a beautiful effect.

As you can see, the display of lights looks slick even from the ground level and you can’t help but look up. We know the Up Rooftop Lounge will not only attract hotel guests but also local Nashville residents always looking for an exciting new venue to hang out in at the Gulch. Once they saw our amazing work, management asked us to light up parts of the interior by adding under-cabinet lighting and in some of the meeting rooms, too.

All the lighting that was designed and installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville oozes with character and atmosphere in a way that makes people want to stay and enjoy the amazing views this hotspot has to offer. Let us demonstrate how we can draw attention to your business and make your building, landscape and signage a standout from all the others on the block. Outdoor lighting is a surprisingly inexpensive way to brand and market your business and draw attention from everyone who passes by.

Don’t miss an opportunity to show-off your commercial, retail, restaurant or hospitality business by partnering with Nashville’s experts in designing and installing distinctive outdoor lighting schemes. Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Let Colorful Light Add Drama and a Signature Brand to your Hospitality Venue!

Who says hospitality outdoor lighting has to be just clear or plain white? Certainly, white gives you an air of elegance, but throw in a dash of color and it adds DRAMA. If you’ve got a hospitality business, color can add a signature hue that your customers can identify with even in the evening. Hotels, bed & breakfast inns, resorts and restaurants can all benefit from adding color to their outdoor lighting experience for the customers for added recognizable branding. Attract diners and guests with a dose of color that will make you the standout on the block.

Lighting with color makes a statement in terms of who you are as a hospitality business without question. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can give your venue a trendy flair that makes your entire establishment look high end without breaking the bank. Our professional outdoor lighting designs can give you loads of ambiance at a reasonable cost, this will help your nurture your bottom line and will also draw many eyes to your business.


— Imagine guests of your bed & breakfast being greeting by colorful lighting!

You may want to splash color on your outdoor signage, an ornamental tree or a fountain, illuminate large swath of your building walls, a rooftop bar, and much more. Right now, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is working on a project to add colorful lighting to a rooftop on local hotel right here in Music City. We can even come in and give you special event color specifically for the holidays or a specific business milestone if that’s what you’d like as well.

Thanks to advances in commercial-grade LED outdoor lighting technology, you are not really limited to any specific hue. We are able to capture most any color that you want due to the functionality of LED. Gone are the days where blue, green or red were the only palette options—now we can give you a full spectrum of color from light to dark. We give you the power to change colors very easily so you can shift to any hue you desire or back to traditional clear/white whenever you want. There really are no limits!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will show you how to add layers of color and light to showcase your restaurant bar or hotel in a grand splash of pigment. We add immediate mood with targeted fixtures that can come in from any angle—up, down and even overhead from warm or cool white all the way up to the tint of color you decide. Our designers get crafty when it comes to illuminating how people and even your food looks under ambient and colorful lighting. It’s truly an art to understand how to make things look just right and not garish or harsh.

We can ramp up the feeling of temperature on the outside of your building—a deep red can add a pumping vibe to the outside of a dance club, while a serene golden yellow can add a calming effect to the front façade of a historic bed & breakfast. A restaurant can even dial down the lighting as the evening wears on to a much darker hue for those late night diners. It’s amazing the effects and feelings that can be influenced with the simple twist of the color wheel.

Let us show you how we can use color to brand your hospitality venue and add drama with the use of color influenced outdoor lighting. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Are You a Satisfied Customer of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville?

Facilitate the growth and improvement of our products and services by sharing your positive experience with our company!

The folks at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville have been providing top-notch outdoor lighting installation and service to home and business owners since 1987. We credit this longevity to truly understanding the needs of our clients and providing custom-tailored products and services to thoroughly satisfy those needs. For us, it’s not just about one-off outdoor lighting installation, and a “see ya later” handshake. We hope to provide such positive experiences, as to foster lifelong relationships with each client – to offer a lifetime of dedicated service.

Who doesn’t appreciate the occasional accolade for a job well done? Companies of distinction like to know what they’re doing right, so they can expound upon their sales and service offerings. If we hear what we’ve done well, we begin to think of ways to make the client experience even better! If you are an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville client, and you have a positive story to tell, we strongly encourage you to visit our reviews page to let us know. This is also helpful to future clients, as they are searching for a reputable outdoor lighting company. If you have told friends and family about your positive experience with us, why not write a review?

Further our commitment to customer satisfaction by leaving an online review!

We Want To Hear From You

There are several ways that you can pen a positive online review for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. We offer links to Google, Houzz, BBB, and Yelp on our website’s “Review Us” page. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Help us keep the positivity flowing! Offer us a pat on the back if you think we are deserving. Let our dedicated ownership, sales, installation, and service staff know what we are doing well! We don’t need balloons or a ticker-tape parade – just a nice note of positivity. Boost our confidence. Vouch for our outstanding products and services in the Greater Nashville area!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is pleased to offer outstanding service after the sale!

One of the ways that we continue to grow our client base is by offering outstanding service after the sale. We partner with our clients to continue service and maintenance long after we install their lighting. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we set ourselves apart from our competition by keeping our clients’ lighting in working order for life. Our maintenance plan takes all the worry out of bulb replacement, wiring repairs, and lighting realignment. We are your outdoor lighting authorities and we want to be your lifelong lighting repair and maintenance partners.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been providing exemplary sales, installation, and service for more than 30 years! If you have any sort of outdoor lighting need, we can help. We are ready to earn your business. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Why We Are Your Nashville Outdoor Lighting Experts and Service Partners

What sets us apart is continued support and service after lighting installation. We will be your outdoor lighting partners for life, no matter who installed your lighting.


— Come home to the Nashville outdoor lighting company you keep!

When it comes to custom outdoor lighting installation, buyers have many reputable companies from which to choose. It is incumbent upon home and business owners to perform due diligence before investing in any outdoor lighting venture. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we appreciate when clients come to us for their lighting needs after weighing our products and services against those of our competitors. Even if you didn’t choose us for your original outdoor lighting installation, we will still offer the same great service that those, who have worked with us, have come to expect. What can you expect when it comes to outdoor lighting service and maintenance?

First and foremost, service-oriented honesty. Sure, we want to be your first choice for outdoor lighting! Even if we were not, and it’s time for service or upgrades to your existing lighting, we will offer you a thorough evaluation and honest solutions. We will not come to your home or business and recommend that you allow us to scrap your existing lighting so that it can be replaced all-new. If your lighting is well-installed and viable, we will save you time and money by conserving the lighting that you already have and offering repair and/or upgrades. Not only do we offer repair, but continued maintenance, which is often not a choice with other lighting installers. Our maintenance plan offers things like bulb replacement, wire damage repair, transformer inspection, and design enhancements. What’s more is that if you are an annual maintenance plan-holder, you receive priority status with all service calls. That’s value-added service!

See our annual outdoor lighting maintenance plans!

With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, you can rest assured that we are your Nashville outdoor lighting experts, no matter who installed your lighting, and no matter your lighting’s age. As a matter of fact, we are still servicing lighting through our maintenance plans: that we installed more than 25 years ago! We can offer upgrades and retrofits to your aging outdoor lighting system to save you time and money by only replacing what is in absolute need of replacement and even by replacing your low-voltage halogen lights with energy efficient LED. Allow us to bring your aging system up-to-date, and keep it working smoothly for life!

See outdoor lighting upgrade and retrofit information!

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we want to be your Nashville outdoor lighting expert installers and maintenance partners. It’s simple, really. We are passionate about your outdoor lighting – in terms of beauty and safety – even if we didn’t originally install it. Call on us for any outdoor lighting need for your home or business and take advantage of our unmatched service after the sale.

If your existing outdoor lighting requires service, repair, or upgrades, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call. We will assess your needs, and offer valuable solutions to save you time, money, and worry. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Shedding Light on an Equestrian Horse Arena -- To Be Enjoyed Well Into the Night

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we understand Tennessean’s passion for their horses, and we certainly don’t shy away from a challenging installation either. We have a client who had a horse arena they recently extended to work their cutting horses, and the main concern was being able to work with these marvelous creatures well into the evening when the sun set and temperatures were cooler.

Of course, we recognize the desire for folks to want to enjoy all the amenities of their property at night, so we were only too happy to help shed a little light into this client’s passion for cutting horses. The arena had no lighting whatsoever, so this was a brand new install for this Brentwood, TN, equestrian facility.

As you can see, perimeter lighting was installed using our high-quality LED’s that provides a cooler and brighter light at a fraction of the energy consumption of typical lights of this nature. Each bulb is only 150 watts, believe it or not! The commercial LED lights we used for this horse arena have a color temperature of 5,000 Kelvin (5,000K), which means that it closely mimics daylight. So, even when this client is working his cutting horses late at night, the vibe feels more like it’s daytime.

These tall lights are what we use to illuminate local parking lots, so they are perfect to light up wide swaths such as a horse riding or dressage arena. They have a photocell that can go on when the sun goes down, or you can simply flip a switch to turn them on. It’s your choice! Best of all, unlike old-school energy hog 400-watt halide bulbs from years ago that required a warm-up time, these LED’s are instant on and they stay bright white for their lifetime. It’s just a winning deal for everyone!

If you have a project that requires specific lighting, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call. It doesn’t matter if you need us to light up an equestrian ring, a car race track or an outdoor music venue—we are happy to tackle your outdoor illumination visions and turn them into a reality. Whether it’s for commercial or residential use, we can give you the light you need to enjoy whatever it is you want to do during the evening hours.

If you have special task, trade or hobby lighting desires, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call so we can assess your needs. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

HO-HO-Hold on to your hats – It’s time to plan your 2018 custom, professional commercial Christmas lighting!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will illuminate your business with commercial Christmas lighting that will have your customers exclaiming, O, holy light!

It seems light years away, but Christmas will be here faster than you can swat a fly off your Labor Day burger! We’re betting you haven’t given a second thought to cool-weather holiday festivities, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is here to tell you the time for planning is upon us! You are likely familiar with our commercial outdoor lighting services, comprised of lighting for just about any safety and aesthetic use you could dream of, but did you know that we provide custom-tailored commercial Christmas lighting? We are ready and eager to help you begin to plan and install the perfect holiday lighting for your business. Do not wait for the traditional post-turkey Tryptophan haze to think of planning your holiday lighting – Thanksgiving will be TOO LATE!

We’ll come to town, and provide turn-key commercial Christmas lighting for your business!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville guarantees to provide commercial Christmas lighting that will induce nary a holiday no-no-no pouting, crying, or shouting! We will tailor a holiday lighting package thoughtfully imagined, specifically suited to your business’ personality or message. From public parks and gardens to tiny cafés and historical sites, to the Nashville Capitol Christmas tree, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been called upon to put our commercial holiday lighting chops to the test, and year after year we deliver – in a truck, not a sleigh!

Take a load off this holiday season and call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to design, install, and take down your commercial Christmas lighting. Allow us to keep your lighting on the nice list by servicing any non-working, Scrooge-y bulbs or strands. We’ll store your lighting away at the end of the season, keeping it fresher than that re-gifted fruitcake in your fridge, and ready for re-use next season (unlike the fruitcake). The only regret you will have about our customized, professional, commercial Christmas lighting is that you didn’t begin the tradition last Christmas.

If you are ready to plan your custom professional Christmas lighting, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a jingle now so we can add you to our winter illumination list of customers—it’s filling up fast—and space is limited! Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email our holiday lighting team.

Beat the Summer Heat And Plan Now For Holiday Lighting At Your Nashville Business!

Christmas in July (or even August), isn’t a joke when it comes to thinking about the holiday lighting at your Nashville-area commercial or retail location. Believe it or not, Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Nashville begins working with clients in the summer months to plan their holiday lighting arrangements.

You can trust that us as your go-to partner for commercial and residential holiday lighting. In fact, we have the trust of the city of Nashville as we have been asked to do the holiday décor and lighting for the famous Capitol Christmas tree for the last 6 years. We’ve also dreamed up Christmastime magic for the Mall at Green Hills, Cheekwood Gardens and the famous Goo Goo shop among others. As you can see, important Tennessee landmarks have confidence in us to add enchantment to the winter season—and so should you.

When it comes to commercial holiday lighting, we take care of EVERYTHING! You give us an idea of what you’d like and we handle the design, installation, removal and even storage for you. You can go about the important business of making sales and serving customers, and we’ll take the worry out of the holidays for you. We work with some clients that know exactly what they want; and others that only have a small idea that’s just enough to kick a full-scale design plan into place. If you’re stumped for a design, we can help!

It doesn’t matter if you have a storefront, a 25-foot tall tree, a small studio business, or a massive town square to illuminate—we can work within any budget and handle any size project for you. We guarantee your customers will be thrilled with the display and that it will help drive winter sales. A cool lighting montage will have visitors flocking to your location and put everyone who enters in the holiday spirit!

Whatever your style, we can match it when it comes to holiday décor. Whether you are an elegant restaurant seeking a sophisticated all-white setting, a cool shop looking for a riot of color, or looking for the simplicity of having your tree trunks wrapped—we can tackle any theme or design scheme that fits your customer base and vibe. We can line your roofline, dress up the area where Santa will be greeting kids and having photos snapped, or we can shoot twinkling stars into your tree canopy. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can bring to life whatever concept you can dream up.

All our lighting is commercial grade and high quality so you can ensure the bulbs keep burning bright all season long without a hitch. If any issue arises just give us a call and we will take care of it for you. Our expert designers use theatrical tricks to give you an incredibly professional and dazzling look like no other. We aren’t just a landscape lighting company that throws up a bunch of light strings; ALL we do is custom commercial and residential lighting and nothing more. You can depend on us to truly WOW! your customers with a memorable display they won’t forget.

If you have holiday lighting needs, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a jingle now so we can add you to our winter illumination list of customers—it’s filling up fast—and space is limited! Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email our holiday lighting team.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Comes Together with St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church to Recreate History

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we were thrilled to help update the lighting at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Nashville. What’s different about this project is that we worked on the church’s interior lighting, not the exterior. What’s also different is that St. Bartholomew’s is the home church of the founder of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, Bob Lyons, Sr.

While Bob, Sr., is semi-retired, the church rector at the time asked for our assistance with updating the lighting in the church sanctuary. The sanctuary’s interior lighting was innovative when the church building was constructed in 1964. Actually, the entire building was innovative, designed as an upside-down ark.

Why would a church want to update its interior lighting?

The original lights along the side walls of St. B’s sanctuary were metal halide lights, most commonly used in street lights, parking lot lights, stadiums and sports fields. The church’s altar lights were quartz halogen fixtures. Operating costs for these lights is high especially compared to today’s LED technology, which is much more energy efficient. LED did not exist when the church was constructed. Another issue was the warm-up and restart time of the lights along the side walls. These lights could take up to 15 minutes to warm up, and once you turned them off, there was another delay in which they would not come back on right away. Finally, after many years these lights were experiencing color shift.

The challenge for us was to produce the same effects that the original lights produced. Bob Lyons, Sr., and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville were up to the challenge! We were able to retrofit the side wall lights with LED, and we replaced the halogen fixtures for the altar lights with LED fixtures. We persevered in our effort to recreate the original lighting effects. We literally aimed and re-aimed the fixtures as many times as it took to reproduce the original effects.

Mission accomplished—and beautifully!

The end result is that St. B’s sanctuary lighting is as beautiful as ever and much more energy efficient now. When you replace 1000-watt and 440-watt fixtures with 150- and 200-watt fixtures, the energy savings is significant. We don’t want to get too technical here, but overall we replaced and/or refitted 30 fixtures that used a total of 16,840 watts with 30 units using 4,900 watts, and we were still able to keep the original lighting design.

Another advantage of the new LED lighting is that these new bulbs last many times longer than the original—another cost savings for the church.

Special meaning for our founder, Bob Lyons, Sr.

While we told you that St. B’s is the home church of Bob Lyons, Sr., founder of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, there is more to the story. For Bob, this story is about more than lighting, it is about destiny and life coming full circle. He first became aware of St. Bartholomew’s when he was in college in the mid-1960s. He wrote a paper on church architecture and saw a photo of the beautiful sanctuary lighting at St. B’s. He later went into lighting as a career, working for GE as a lighting sales engineer. When he and his wife relocated from Memphis to Nashville and were looking for a new church home, he walked into St. B’s sanctuary and knew he had seen it before. He was home.

While Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville primarily focuses on exterior lighting, our work reflects a range of diversity that also includes lighting for special events, hospitality lighting, commercial lighting, holiday lighting — and YES, interior lighting, too.

If you have special lighting needs of any kind, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can help. Contact us today at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at [email protected].

It's Your Special Day -- Make It Your Own With Nashville Wedding & Special Event Lighting

If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of wedding bells all over the Nashville area. As the Middle Tennessee wedding season comes to a fever pitch in June, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to remind you that we offer permanent and temporary lighting solutions for your wedding or special event.

We are the Nashville area’s premier provider of special event lighting, including wedding lighting, family reunions and temporary lighting designs and installations for both indoor and outdoor venue as well as permanent landscape and festival lighting. Whether you are utilizing an indoor venue or an outdoor venue our special event lighting will ensure your special day is awe-inspiring and memorable. Our large selection of fixtures, including festival lighting and LED lighting combined with our experience in unique lighting techniques enable us to create an atmosphere that embraces beautiful beginnings, memorable milestones and happily-ever-afters!

Proper lighting can make a huge difference in the success of your special event. Along with promoting safety and security, good lighting will also help you get the most success from your photography. Maybe you haven’t considered the impact a darkened venue or landscape will have on the quality of your wedding or special event photography. The fact is, lighting can dramatically impact the quality of the pictures you will hold dear for an entire lifetime. Good outdoor lighting renders colors and images in a way similar to how they are seen during the day. If it’s a wedding, or family reunion imagine the difference between outdoor evening photos with good illumination and without. Our special event lighting will allow your event to be picture perfect!

Our talented lighting designers and installers can work hand-in-hand with your wedding or special event coordinator to ensure the lighting is integrated into the theme of your celebration. Whether you want to convey a mood of romance, retro or rustic appeal, our special event lighting makes the perfect companion to your wedding day design!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about the many wedding and special event lighting options we have available. You can reach us at (615) 373-0638 or via email at [email protected].

How Many More Evenings Will Your Nashville-Area Landscape Remain In The Dark?

Spring fever has taken the Nashville-area by storm! As homeowners flock to the garden centers and local nurseries selecting specimens to add to their landscapes, we can’t help but wonder how many of these lovely additions will get lost in the dark…

Landscape and garden lighting is something a lot of Nashville-area homeowners don’t think about when they’re planning (or planting) their seasonal landscape. The truth is, professional landscape lighting will not only add dimension and texture to your evening landscape it will also accentuate the beauty of the plants. Our experience in working with Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville and our many years of helping local landscape and hardscape designers illuminate their displays at the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show has taught us a great deal about enhancing gardens and landscapes through lighting.


Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons III pictured with Charlie Nichols of Blossom & Bloom at the most recent Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. We added Nashville garden lighting to enhance the Blossom & Bloom featured garden vignette.

Just as we pointed out in our article Don’t let your beautifully cultivated Nashville garden and landscape vanish in the cover of night, you’ve worked so hard to make your property look its best, so why allow it to disappear under a veil of darkness?

Many plants and flowers popular among Nashville gardeners put on their most brilliant show in the evening. Night-blooming and night-fragrant perennials and annuals are available in local garden centers. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has put together a list of evening showstoppers whose beauty would benefit the most from the addition of landscape and garden lighting.

Gardenia Augusta

While this perennial shrub’s pretty white flowers exude their sweet aroma during the day, they’re even more fragrant at night. When planted along your walkways and bordering your outdoor living spaces their sweet scent will begin wafting at dusk.

Evening Primrose

This hardy perennial will add a dose of fragrance and bold color to your Nashville evening landscape.

Brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet)

Though this small tree is only considered a cold-hardy perennial through zone 8, it can be used to herald in Nashville evenings as an annual or potted plant. Brugmansia’s large gorgeous flowers open in the evenings for a week at a time with the full moon.

Moonflower

This magical annual flowering vine unfurls its beauty in the evening with 4"- 6" wide fragrant white blooms.

Nashville garden and landscape lighting are not only coveted for aesthetic appeal but having a well-lit landscape will also enable you to utilize your property to its full potential. The amazing spaces you can create outside your home for enjoyment and entertaining with proper exterior lighting are almost endless. By filling dark shadows with warm light and spotlighting stepping stones, statues, fountains and pathways, your garden and surrounding areas become your evening outdoor living environment casting an almost mystical spell upon its inhabitants.

The ultimate finishing touch, landscape and garden lighting will add value to your home and property. If you’re ready to learn more about our timeless lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can make sure your home and its beautiful surroundings never disappear at nightfall! (615) 373 – 0638 email: [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

You can find many night-blooming and fragrant evening perennials and annuals locally at Bates Nursery and your local Flowermart location.

What Dedication to Excellence Looks Like in Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Living Brands, the parent company of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and its sister outdoor living companies; Archadeck, Mosquito Squad, Renew Crew and Conserva Irrigation, recently hosted its annual meeting in Arizona. Included among the events held at this annual gathering was an awards banquet, recognizing excellence
in sales and customer service for franchisees across the country. During this ceremony, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was awarded Excellence in Sales Award for 2017, and we are beaming with pride!

This is the second Excellence in Sales Award we have received, repeating from our 2016 win. In 2016, we also received the honor of being named the Franchisee of the Year.

It is truly an honor to be named among our peers for our dedication in outdoor lighting, however, it is even more of an honor comes to be recognized for customer satisfaction. One of the most important indicators of a strong franchise is its ability to successfully serve its customers. Which is measured not only through client reviews and testiomials but also by a Net Promoter Score (NPS). An NPS score is derived from customer responses in regards to their satisfaction and if they would refer the business, giving them a rating of 0 to 10. Net Promoter Score is a reputable way to rate customer satisfaction across many brands. NPS scores are for organizations big and small, including many Fortune 500 companies. High scores are hard to come by. Some standouts include Costo with an NPS of 79 and USAA with an NPS of 75.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has an impressive Net Promoter Score of 92. This score is more than just a number, as it demonstrates our clients’ trust and satisfaction in our products, installation, design expertize and customer service.

Outdoor lighting is an important part of any exterior space. It’s more than just utilitarian. Lighting sets a mood and increases the function of your property, and home, after dark. We don’t just look at it as fixture or bulbs—it’s an experience for our clients, helping them create their perfect space.

We offer a true turnkey solution for outdoor lighting at your Nashville-area property, including planning, design, installation and maintenance. We’ve been serving the area for over 30 years and are humbled to be recognized for doing exactly what we love—helping you with lighting that enables relaxation, enjoyment and pure satisfaction!

Learn what it is like to choose an award-winning Nashville outdoor lighting provider for your residential, commercial, or hospitality lighting project by contacting us today at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at [email protected]


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Take Going "Green" Beyond St. Patty's Day With Nashville LED Outdoor Lighting!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Chances are, you will be surrounded by the color green today and in honor of the occasion, we thought it would be a good time to discuss the green benefits of our LED outdoor lighting.

Green Benefits of LED

  • LED leaves less of a carbon footprint on the environment.
  • LED is a sustainable product meaning it will last years longer.
  • With other lighting systems, the discarded bulbs are added to landfills year after year. LED light bulbs last longer meaning their use frees up space in the landfills.
  • Since LED’s don’t have a filament that will burn out, they last much longer.
  • The LED bulb itself is also a lot more durable.


— Nashville LED outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN

And There’s More!

Although Nashville LED lighting looks the part, it also performs the part too. Our high-quality LED’s have a bulb life of 50,000+ hours. Our patent-pending technology separates the electronics from the light source, reducing the heat the LED light source is subjected to, thereby extending its already long life. They can last over twenty times longer than halogen. That cuts usage costs since maintenance is reduced as is the irritation of persistently purchasing and replacing dead bulbs. Additionally, LED offers the same, or better, illumination using a minimal percentage of the power of halogens. Here’s an example of the type of savings we are referring to:

Your electrical company charges you by the KWH (kilowatt hour). One KWH is equal to using 1,000 Watts an hour. Doing a bit of math based on how many hours you run your outdoor lighting system in a year, you can easily calculate the savings of running an LED outdoor lighting system instead. But to make it easy, we’ve thrown a few numbers together to show you the difference:

The average cost of a KWH right now is about $.1091. In a year, it will take 1,314 KWH to run the Halogen system and 219 KWH per year to run the LED outdoor lighting system for 8 hours per night, 365 days per year. Within those parameters, you will spend $143.36 to run the Halogen system for the year & only $23.89 to run the LED system for the year.

Ready to Go Green?

Many consumers assume that in order to reap the benefits of an LED outdoor lighting system they have to trash their existing system and start from scratch. This is certainly not the case. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can convert most fixtures into LED. We can even convert systems that include fixtures from our competitors. In some cases, we cannot re-use all of our competitor’s fixtures and some fixture additions may be necessary.

To determine if your system qualifies, one of our outdoor lighting professionals needs to inspect it and if it is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting. We can usually retro-fit about 95% of our lighting and we can retrofit our competitors lighting in most cases following a thorough inspection.

If you are considering an LED upgrade for your Nashville-area outdoor lighting system. Or if you are considering converting your existing system to LED, we are here to help you every step of the way. We are the area’s premier choice for outdoor lighting design and installation.

To learn more contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You can call us at (615) 373–0638, or email us at [email protected].


— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Our Nashville Outdoor Lighting LCA Timers Make Springing Forward for DST Effortless

Get ready to set your clocks forward – Daylight Savings Time (DST) will begin on Sunday, March 11th! Although the practice was instituted with practical benefits in mind, Daylight Savings Time can be a bit of a headache for many Americans. For some, it means remembering to set outdated timers and devices from manual outdoor lighting timers in addition to those pesky alarm clocks. At Outdoor Living Perspectives of Nashville, our LCA (Lighting Control Automation) timers remove all of that headache. They adjust for DST automatically, in addition to providing valuable utility in countless ways.

Our highly advanced LCA timers deliver high-end technology and common sense design making the adjustment from daylight-to-dark headache free and second to none when it comes to advanced lighting options. LCA owners can even set their lights to come on at 50% power and have them gradually grow brighter as the nights grow darker. This creates the perfect ambiance for the beautiful spring evenings the Nashville-are will soon be experiencing.

LCA’s separate themselves from other Nashville outdoor lighting timers through incredible user convenience. These timers can be set to do just about anything, from turning on only parts of your outdoor lighting system to hands-free control of lights indoors. Bluetooth technology lets you give the LCA instructions anywhere at any time, perfect for when you want to create the illusion of being home. This technology is not only convenient, it increases safety and security as well. Studies have shown that well-lit homes are far less likely to be targeted by burglars than poorly lit ones.

With the headache of setting your Nashville outdoor lighting timers a thing of the past, it’s impossible not to enjoy Daylight Savings Time this year – losing that hour of sleep aside! Additional daylight opens a world of possibilities for your evenings. With nights warm evenings, enjoying the beauty of spring from your own backyard becomes so easy.

Our LCA timers truly do it all, replacing outdoor lighting headaches with outdoor lighting convenience. We are the pros when it comes to automating all your lighting needs! To learn more contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at [email protected].

Plan A Trip To See Our Festive Holiday Lighting Installations This Season!

Are you looking for a fun holiday activity to enjoy with the family this season? Why not plan a road trip tour to see some of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s festive holiday installations? I can remember piling in the car with my family as a child to drive around Nashville just to see the Christmas lights. I also remember how it made the magic of the season come to life!

In that same tradition of reliving the holiday wonder and excitement of yesteryear, we would like to invite you and your family to see some of Nashville’s most enchanted holiday lighting displays. Nashville holiday outdoor lighting is all around — from the beautiful residential designs to the commercial and public areas for all to enjoy!

Pack the hot cocoa (and extra marshmallows), gather a crowd of loved ones, hop in the car and begin your journey! Here is a list of some of the must see locales to add to your list:

The Christmas Tree at the Tennessee State Capitol

The Loveless Cafe

The Goo Goo Shop

The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The Christmas Tree in the Gulch

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Christ Community Church

You can also see our holiday outdoor lighting designs on display at St. Cecilia Academy.

The Entrance at Laurelbrooke

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives custom designed The Entrance at Laurelbrooke using elegant white LED lights. You can also stop by The Entrance at Northumberland and The Entrance at River Oaks to see more examples of festive neighborhood entries decked out in honor of the season!

Modern technology now enables us to pinpoint our exact location and gauge the distance to each holiday lighting display.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to wish you and yours Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

You can see more of our holiday lighting installations at NashvilleChristmasLights.com.

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Gardens Opens November 24th

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is honored to have been asked back for a second season to install the holiday lighting at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. This year’s display promises to be just as magical as the last as one million lights will be spread across the grounds of Cheekwood transforming it into a winter wonderland.

In an effort to keep the finished project a complete surprise for guests prior to opening night on November, 24th, our installers have been keeping the details of the installation under wraps about the magic in the making over the past few months. One million lights is no small task and we want to thank our Nashville outdoor lighting team for their dedication and talent in making this project come to life.

Let’s take a look back at some of the magic of last season as we anticipate the upcoming opening of this year’s display:

Make plans now to visit the Holiday Lights at Cheekwood. The event opens to members on November 17th and to the public on November 24th. The event runs from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, November 24th – December 31st. The event is closed on Mondays.

You can visit the Cheekwood Gardens website for more information, or order tickets online.

Refresh and Renew Your Nashville Home or Business With Outdoor Lighting!

As National Outdoor Lighting Month draws to a close, we are reminded of the impact professional outdoor lighting can have on your Nashville-area property.

As darker skies arrive earlier in the day –This year on Sunday, November 5th, National Outdoor Lighting Month is a consumer awareness effort founded by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in 2013, to educate homeowners about the transformational difference quality and professionally installed outdoor lighting can make to a home, business, landscape or even a special event. Increased safety, beauty and ambiance from pools to playgrounds, backyard grills to gazebos, landscapes to lounge areas – if it can be illuminated, it can be transformed with outdoor lighting.

Why Nashville Outdoor Lighting?

  • Improved Aesthetics — Nothing brings more warmth to a home after dark than perfectly balanced outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting warms and welcomes as it enhances the curb appeal of your entire property. The philosophy behind our custom outdoor lighting designs is the core idea of focusing on the effect, not the fixture. This means your home’s architecture, outdoor living spaces and beautiful landscape become the focus.

  • Linger Longer — Nashville outdoor lighting is the perfect way to extend the hours you can linger outside. Our deck lighting and patio lighting enables endless enjoyment of your outdoor spaces throughout the fall. With our professional backyard lighting designs, there are no rules and no limits with the setting sun.
  • Safety & Security — Well-lit exteriors are never inviting to intruders and strategic fixture placement can help prevent falls and injuries. This is especially important in residential settings around pool and water features and in all commercial applications.

We can illuminate the outdoor living areas surrounding your water features such as a patio surround, porch or pool house, delineate a pathway, and add illumination to any areas that need accenting to make you feel more safe and secure. Our professional design service and high-quality fixtures can do all of this and more.

Professional outdoor lighting changes the way you live, brings your family outdoors to gather and gives you the chance to enjoy your landscape long after the sun has set. Imagine the world of possibilities at your Nashville home or business…

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more at (615) 373-0638, or by filling out the contact form below!
You can also visit our website to download a free copy of our annual guide to festive, holiday and special event outdoor lighting.


Nashville Halloween and Harvest Lighting Can Make the Season Boo-tiful!

Autumn has arrived and It’s time to get in the spirit of the season and start decorating! Whether you plan to embellish the exterior of your Nashville-area home with colorful mums, pumpkins and gourds, or a boo-tiful Halloween display is more your style, don’t forget the lighting to bring it all together!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we have a huge following for our holiday outdoor lighting program. However, many folks don’t realize that we can design and install outdoor lighting for holidays other than Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years. Halloween, in particular, is the second-largest decorating holiday of the year when it comes to exterior holiday lighting and displays.

Whether you’re looking for a spooky theme or a classically lit harvest home for the season, we can provide the exterior lighting for the look you want—adding ambiance and character to your home and landscape.

String lights aren’t just for Christmas. Outdoor string lights are common during the winter holidays, but they can be used for other holidays too! Instead of the traditional holiday hues of red and white, mix it up for some fun to celebrate Halloween with purple, orange or green. We can wrap your trees, porch columns, along your stairs or even overhead. The dark glow it gives off will be perfect for your trick or treaters.

Colored lens covers can instantly make your home more festive. If you have existing up lights on your property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can install colored lens covers —
An eerie design is perfect for October, and green and orange lens covers will do just the trick.

A professional outdoor lighting display will enhance your property. If you’d like something that can be installed and taken down after Halloween, we offer outdoor lighting displays. The most common are yard displays that are made of high-quality metal and lights.

Another option for illuminating your home and landscape in honor of a specific holiday or special occasion is through our RGB up lighting and down lighting application. It works by using RGB LED controllers via your Bluetooth controls to create colorful and unique lighting effects. It is a great way to add a splash of color to your home’s facade and landscape — these controls allow you the freedom to change your outdoor lighting to colors within the spectrum of RGB (Red, Green, Blue), on demand.

If you would like to learn more about how our new and innovative outdoor lighting technologies can bring your home and landscape to its full creative potential, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You can reach us by phone at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].

Nashville LED Outdoor Lighting is the Best Answer for Many Commercial Applications

LED lighting has become the standard to which all other lighting is now compared to, and with good reason. LED is more durable, safer, longer-lasting and more efficient than other lighting technologies. In addition, it is also more eco-friendly as operation and disposal leave less of a carbon footprint on the environment. Most people are fully aware of the benefits of LED in regards to residential indoor and outdoor lighting, but how about LED in commercial applications?

The Incredible, Editable Commercial LED’s

Not only does LED offer more control than halogen in commercial lighting applications, they are also more editable. This makes it is easier to have the benefit of light exactly where you want and need it. The small optic within our Nashville LED commercial outdoor lighting fixtures means greater control of the light spread itself. No longer is there a need for large commercial lighting fixtures in order to get premium quality lighting results. Our implements mean fewer fixtures are needed to get the effect you have in mind — when it comes to LED commercial outdoor lighting, less is more!

In regards to larger commercial areas, such as parking lots, common areas and entrances, LED is many times the best answer. Businesses and other organizations are now using LED to replace defunct metal halide or high-pressure sodium lighting. LED serves as an efficient, durable technology which can benefit business owners by reducing light maintenance needs and electricity bills. It also increases safety by eliminating the dangerous dark spots many parking lots and entries using older lighting technologies have.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also seeing great success with LED in regards to outdoor lighting at hospitality venues. We have installed LED commercial-grade outdoor lighting at local hotels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, condominiums and apartment complexes. We are the one and only full-service exterior lighting company for hospitality buildings solely focused on soup-to-nuts professional outdoor lighting design, installation and maintenance for hospitality venues. Our highly-efficient LED lighting installations can reduce energy consumption by up to 75%. Whether it be a retrofit of an outdated system or a new-build plan we proudly serve Nashville hospitality venues with expert consultation, the latest technologies and premium fixtures.

Commercial LED Beyond Utilitarian

We cannot mention the benefits of LED outdoor lighting for commercial applications without mentioning the WOW factor! Our unique and forward-thinking commercial lighting designs reach far beyond utilitarian purposes. From the freedom of “on-a-whim” color changing LED technologies to festive European-inspired string lighting and holiday LED commercial lighting — the creative possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Interesting in bringing your commercial venue into the best light to increase customer happiness and help build your bottom line? Contact us today to learn more at (615) 373-0638 or via email at [email protected].

The Countdown To Christmas Has Begun

Did you know we only have 142 days until Christmas?

The holidays may seem light years away, but we have officially crossed the halfway mark to Christmas. With this in mind, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is thinking about holiday outdoor lighting as we have already begun installing the holiday lights for this year’s display at the lovely Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Last year we installed over one million holiday lights for all to enjoy, and this year’s design promises to be just as breathtaking!

We are the Nashville area’s premier outdoor lighting provider specializing in residential, commercial, hospitality and holiday lighting. We offer a convenient and innovative program for homeowners and business owner alike that brings seasonal and holiday outdoor lighting to a new level.

We know that most Nashville-area homeowners share the same endearment for outdoor holiday lighting. Being the areas premier outdoor lighting company we realize that outdoor holiday lighting is so much more than installing a few strands of holiday lights, it is a means to bring emotion and joy to the holiday season.

Take a look at some of our completed holiday outdoor lighting projects:

Our holiday lighting program takes all the guesswork out of designing and installing your holiday lighting. We design, order, install, remove and store your holiday display for you and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the season with the ones you love. No more dealing with tangled lights and teetering off a ladder risking an injury. No more worries of the hazards that over exerted circuits can cause. No more rituals of turning on the lights one strand at a time, night after night. In addition, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can also program your indoor and outdoor lighting displays to operate in unison by using lighting control animation that delivers set it and forget it convenience.

We are now accepting both commercial and residential customers to our holiday lighting program for the upcoming season. Spots fill fast so act now to ensure the most enchanting holiday lighting for your home or business!

Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 today or email us at [email protected].

Are you ready to add Nashville outdoor lighting, but don't know where to begin?

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we hear this comment all the time. Whether it is a homeowner wanting to upgrade their current outdoor lighting system, or someone in the process of adding an outdoor living space or pool that knows they want lighting added to the mix, or a business owner looking enhance their presence at night, sometimes it is challenging to know where to start. Fortunately, we DO know where to start. We have the knowledge, experience and expertise to guide you in the right direction along with the right design and timing to ensure your project is a success!

With this in mind, we thought it a good idea to address our most frequently asked questions from homeowners and business owners just like YOU:

During what stage of my project should I contact you about the outdoor lighting?

Optimally, we would love to hear from you once you have the blueprints and/or renderings in place out for your anticipated project. It just makes sense to bring us in at the very early stages so that we can work in tandem with your architect, builder or designer to install wiring and conduit pipe at the beginning planning stages. Coming in early and planning ahead also ensures we can locate transformers and figure out where fixtures need to go so that we can illuminate special features you’d like to include. We have worked with countless local builders, commercial and residential architects as well as hardscape and landscape designers, and we can easily integrate our working plans with theirs so that you can see it all come together in one cohesive manner. Like the old outdoor lighting saying goes, you get the best results when we are the first team in and the last team out.


Nashville water feature, hardscape and landcape lighting.

Should I make the change to LED?

You may be satisfied with the look your existing system provides, but with all of the positive press today’s LED lights are receiving, they probably have you thinking “I really wish I would’ve chosen a LED system for my outdoor lighting.” Like many other Nashville-area home and business owners, you may not have chosen to go with LED for your current outdoor lighting system because either it was installed during the period when LED outdoor lighting was not as affordable or its limited color range of a cold sterile blue hue was completely unsatisfying.

And, that brings to mind, the most frequently spoken statement we hear:

I don’t want LED because it is BLUE.

There is a common misconception that all LED lighting has a blue tone or cast. Much of this is based on the fact that early on, the blues of LED holiday lights were strikingly blue. The extensive advancements in the technology of today’s LED outdoor lighting has moved far beyond the rigid, cold hues or early LED’s. Today, LED’s are available in warm tones that are hard, if not impossible, to delineate between the warm, welcoming illumination of halogens.

If you are thinking now is the best time to convert to LED, you’re right! Even if you are currently utilizing a halogen system, all is not lost. Working with your existing outdoor lighting system to update it to the multitude of benefits of a LED system means not having to start fresh. As a matter of fact, systems 12 years old or newer increase your chances to be a candidate for LED conversion. In some cases we can even retro-fit your existing system to accommodate new LED technology.

Which design is right for me and how do I know which fixtures to choose?

The goal of any architectural and landscape lighting system is to accentuate the property and its architecture, colors and textures. The system’s design is incredibly important to ensure that everything is properly illuminated without dark spots. A trained outdoor lighting designer, like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, will know just which fixtures to use and where to place them for the perfect final result.


What do you notice about this outdoor lighting design— the effect it produces, or the fixture?

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we offer some of the highest-quality copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures available. However, our emphasis is always to focus on the effect and not the fixture in all of our outdoor lighting designs.

Will my outdoor lighting system require follow-up care or maintenance?

Just like heating and cooling systems, irrigation systems and other household systems, outdoor lighting requires proactive maintenance to keep it looking and performing its best. From growing landscaping to wires being disrupted due to lawn and landscape maintenance or inclement weather, normal outdoor activities can impact any lighting system. Professional outdoor lighting companies include maintenance in their service because they take pride in the overall performance of the system. Other types of companies may not understand the importance of proactive maintenance the way we do. That’s why we offer our clients an Annual Maintenance Plan on all of our systems.

Still have questions? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today.You can reach us by phone at (615) 373 – 0638, or via email at [email protected].

 
 
 
 

Moonlighting in Music City -- Magical

The Nashville area in itself is magical. From the Grand Ole Opry to the Bluebird Cafe, the area is forged on the things dreams are made of. The feeling is palpable on the streets of downtown and the cul-de-sacs of the beautiful suburban areas like Brentwood and Green Hills.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in highlighting that magic we’re referring to through outdoor lighting. This is especially the case when we implement our moonlighting technique.

We use various lighting techniques to highlight an area or object on your landscape. The secret to successful focal point lighting is dependent on combining the right lighting technique with the right lighting candidate. Many times our clients will point out an area or item they would like illuminated. Other times it’s up to us to suggest an ideal element based on our design experience. Some of the most popular items or areas homeowners choose for featured lighting are fountains, water features, statuary, exterior walls and specific trees in their landscape.

Moonlighting is just one of the lighting techniques we use here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. The results of moonlighting are best defined as a simulation of the magic that happens when sunlight or moonlight penetrates the dimension and textures within the landscape. Whether it is the romantic aura that is cast from above or the way the sun plays games between the branches of trees in the afternoon — this is the magic we are able to mimic through moonlighting.

Our outdoor lighting highlights the architectural elements of your home, and accentuates the features of your landscape. We can design a dramatic lighting display lighting your featured area; a fountain, a statue, the branches of your weeping cherry or Japanese maple, or focus a light onto the gentle splashes of your waterfall and get more enjoyment out of the unique features of your landscape by being able to linger in their beauty even after dusk.

Maybe the late David Bowie said it best through the lyrics of his song “Let’s Dance”— Under the moonlight, the serious moonlight.

If you are ready to learn more about bringing out the magic of your home and landscape, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You can reach us by phone at (615) 373 – 0638, or via email at [email protected].

Bring the "good stuff" to your Nashville backyard this season

As you may already know, the Bonnaroo music festival is taking place this weekend in nearby Manchester, TN. The festival features a diverse lineup of acts with 10+ stages showcasing more than 130 bands and comedy acts.

This annual festival provides much more than four days of great music. It also provides a chance to be part of a spirit that encompasses creative and artistic expression. Bonnaroo has also set the standard for sustainability and greening practice among North American concert events.

The word Bonnaroo is actually Creole slang for Good Stuff. Even if you cannot make it to the festival this year, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has come up with a list of ways to bring the vibe of Bonnaroo to your backyard:

Plan your own backyard music festival

In Music City, you don’t have to look far to find talent. It may be a friend who enjoys a little back porch picking on his six-string or a neighbor who hails as the local queen of karaoke. One thing’s for certain, for most residents, finding someone within your pool of friends willing to partake in an evening serenade should be easy. With this in mind, why not plan an evening outdoors with plenty of good food, good friends and good music?

Host a children’s outdoor art festival

Art education takes a fun spin when you make an event out of it! What better way to promote creativity in your neighborhood than to host a backyard get-together for kids to make art and then show it off for everyone to appreciate.

Throw a backyard BBQ

It’s summertime and—as the saying goes—the living is easy. Plan a laid-back barbecue with friends and family just because. Not to honor a holiday or special event, just to enjoy each other’s company. No deadlines. No schedules. No pressure — just enjoyment! Nothing goes together better than good friends, good food and the outdoors.

Backyard at the movies

Nothing is more fun than a night at the movies. With a little ingenuity and a few bed sheets, you can transform a spot in your backyard into an outdoor movie theater. Many places also rent out all the equipment needed to host an outdoor screening, these include screens and projectors but you can also use an LCD or PLP projector. All you need to add to make the evening Oscar-worthy are comfy quilts as seating, and lots of yummy popcorn. You can add even more ambiance and make snack trips back into the home easier by using outdoor lighting too.

No matter what your pleasure, the addition of outdoor lighting to your outdoor living spaces will help enliven the moment. You can make your home and landscape more enchanting and functional for entertaining and everyday family time. Our designs will make your home delightful to come home to, and even more delightful for the nights you choose to spend at home~

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more today (615) 373 – 0638, email: [email protected].

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Debuts Bug-Resistant LED Fixtures

Are you tired of cleaning bugs out of your outdoor lighting fixtures?

If you are an apartment or multi-family residential complex owner or manager, you know the nuisance of cleaning bugs from flush-mounted outdoor lighting fixtures all too well. Many species of insects are attracted to light. This is a natural response called phototaxis. Positively phototactic organisms, such as moths and mosquitoes, move towards light sources such as outdoor lighting or even a burning candle. This is the behavior that spawned the old saying like a moth to a flame. In the case of outdoor lighting, insects often find a way to enter the fixture itself, during their quest to reach the light source. Once inside they become trapped and perish, causing an unsightly mess.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has good news! We now offer an insect-resistant LED flush mounted fixture to end your maintenance woes. The fixture looks great with its 12" low-profile look and since it is LED it will save energy along with the maintenance headaches! The bottom of the fixture locks into place and features a replaceable light source. Another plus is these can easily be retrofitted to replace your existing flush-mounted fixtures.

We have already installed some of these ingenious, bug-resistant fixtures to much success at the Bell Historic Franklin apartment complex and the Hayes House apartment complex in eclectic Hillsboro Village.

Insects may be drawn to the light, but they cannot enter and perish. The entire concept is a win/win — affordable, safe, efficient and easy to maintain! At the present time this technology is only available in our flush-mounted fixtures, however, plans are in the works for sconce lighting.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about using this cutting-edge technology in your commercial outdoor lighting or hospitality outdoor lighting applications. You can reach us at (615) 373 – 0638, or via email at [email protected].

Nashville Outdoor Lighting for Weddings and Special Events

Few occasions are as memorable as your wedding day. It is regarded as one of the most important days in our lives. We understand the care wedding planners’ and couples-to-be pour into all the details of this special day, which is why it is so important to plan ahead when considering the addition of outdoor lighting for your outdoor wedding or wedding reception. With the coveted “June” wedding dates right around the corner, now is the time to consult with us to plan all the romantic details.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the area’s premier outdoor lighting provider. This includes holiday, special event and wedding lighting applications. The right lighting can enhance the entire experience of your wedding for your guests and for the bride and groom to be.

Professional wedding and special event outdoor lighting will also help you make the most out of your wedding photography. Maybe you haven’t considered the impact a darkened venue or landscape will have on the quality of your wedding or special event photography. The fact is, lighting can dramatically impact the quality of the pictures you will hold dear for an entire lifetime. Good outdoor lighting renders colors and images in a way similar to how they are seen during the day. If it’s a wedding, or family reunion imagine the difference between outdoor evening photos with good illumination and without. Our special event lighting will allow you to capture all of the moments that will turn into memories.

Good wedding and special event lighting can really open up an area for use and allow guests to spread out in the space comfortably. Consider an outdoor event under a tent. If only the tented area is illuminated, everyone will stay under the tent. But, perhaps there’s adjacent functional landscape area or even a gazebo or patio which could double as a dance floor. Lighting extended areas within your landscape will encourage guests to use the areas beyond your primary location adding space to your event location to mingle and celebrate.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can design and install permanent and/or temporary outdoor lighting for your upcoming outdoor event. We offer a multitude of choices ranging from classic applications such as landscape, tent and tree lighting to more creative applications utilizing festival and orb lighting, colored lighting and even chandelier tree lighting. Whatever the feel or theme you want to convey for your occasion, we can bring it to life!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at (615) 373-0638 to learn more about the many wedding and special event lighting options we have available.

Our Newest Feature for Your Outdoor Lighting Timer is Plug and Play

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the area’s premier provider of residential, holiday, special event and commercial outdoor lighting. Not only do we stay in tune with the latest design trends, we stay ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing the newest outdoor lighting technologies. With this in mind, we have recently added plug and play technology to our already convenient Lighting Control Automation (LCA).

What is LCA?

Lighting Control Automation allows ease of programming and control over your Nashville outdoor lighting system. LCA is the driving source for our set it and forget it technology that we use in our outdoor lighting timers. This advanced technology enables a thoughtless transition from the onset of daylight saving time (DST), and the seasonal nuances in day to night that occur from season to season. LCA also gives you complete control over your home and landscape lighting, from programming your lighting to automatically come on when you enter your driveway at night to turning on any multitude of chosen exterior and interior lights - LCA can be programmed to do it all and are easily managed through blue tooth controls and any smartphone device.

What is plug and play?

Plug and play is a specification that facilitates the discovery of a hardware component in a system without the need for physical device configuration or user intervention in resolving resource conflicts. This means that on the technical backend of setting up and controlling LCA, the programmer no longer has the chore of firewalls and other technology roadblocks that arise during installation and programming. This capability further enhances the effortless convenience of our LCA.

Why is this important to me?

As the arrival of daylight saving time quickly approaches, now is the time to think about upgrades. If you are still using an antiquated manual timer that is difficult to set and maneuver we can help you either reset your existing timer OR we can install a newer technology-based timer that will accommodate for daylight changes on its very own!

Every new system we install has an LCA timer so that our customers can freely customize how their lights go and off at any time of day or night based on their personal needs.The flexibility our timers provide gives you lots of options and also removes the burden of remembering when to turn your lights on or off. This facet naturally increases the safety and security at your home and grounds and adds practicality, too. Our timers make it look like your home is lived in even if no one is there even if you are at work or on vacation.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proudly offers these new LCA features and many more to our valued outdoor lighting customers to make their lives hassle free, and their home safer. Remember: a well-lit home is a safer home indeed.

To learn more about lighting control animation technology with enhanced plug and play technology. and our expertly designed and installed outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Don’t leave yourself in the dark any longer. (615) 373 – 0638 email: [email protected].


The End of DST is Fast Approaching -- Does Your Outdoor Lighting Timer Measure Up?

As the end of DST is fast approaching, it will be time once again to “fall back” an hour on November 6th at 2:00 am. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been busy the past few weeks updating clients whose systems are still be operating on an old-school, manual timer, to our convenient and carefree LCA set it & forget it timer.

What does set it & forget it mean?

Just as the name implies, our fully-automated outdoor timers utilize LCA technology to automatically adjust to daylight savings time changes. You don’t even have to think about dials or buttons or figuring out how to re-reprogramming for changes. No matter what your lifestyle, a LCA timer can be easily adapted to suit your needs—even if you have to leave work really early in the morning and need additional light or walk the dog before bed time. An LCA timer provides additional light exactly when you need it. This means an end to bothersome manual timers that are time-consuming to constantly adjust.

Every new system Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville installs has an automated timer that our customers can freely customize when their lights go and off at any time of day or night based on their personal needs. The flexibility our timers provide are loaded with options and also remove the burden of remembering when to turn your lights on or off. This technology also naturally increases the safety, security and practicality, too. Our timers make it look like your home is lived in even if no one is there even if you are at work or on vacation. Would-be thieves will always know your house is lived in even if you aren’t there.

Our LCA menu is extensive

LCA’s are fully adaptable this means the programming can be simple as you want or if you enjoy a high level of control with technical devices, you can really have fun setting your timer for an ultra-enhanced lighting mood. Aside from controlling when your lights go on and off, LCA’s can be set to regulate how much light is put out by your outdoor landscape lighting system. You can start off at a lower power level earlier in the evening and then go to 100% power as the darker part of night comes. You can even control your indoor lights and even appliances with this same timer if that’s what you’d like to do. Best of all, you can do this and even make changes to your lighting all from a mobile device such as your smartphone or your computer no matter your location.The options our LCA offers are extensive..

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how an LCA timer can improve your indoor and outdoor lifestyle and put an end to constantly chasing dusk.
You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:[email protected].



With Nashville Outdoor Lighting --- Less is More

We have been serving the outdoor lighting needs of Nashville and the surrounding area for over 20 years. During this time we have designed and installed all types of outdoor lighting — from commercial to holiday and everything in between. When we meet with homeowners and business owners, just like yourself, we are reminded that unlike other types of home improvement, there is never a wrong time to consider the addition of outdoor lighting. It will ultimately enhance, improve and add joy to the time you spend outdoors no matter what the occasion or situation calls for.

Among the many benefits outdoor lighting provides, one great aspect of is that it doesn’t have to be extensive to make a huge impact. Even if your intended project space encompasses a large area our expert design and exclusive, state-of-the-art fixtures mean a little of our lighting goes a long way.

As experienced lighting designers, we believe that less is more. In our installations, you won’t find blaring flood lights or high-wattage lamp posts (which can cause eye-irritating glare and produce inferior aesthetic results). Instead, we favor subtle lighting with less obtrusive fixtures that blend into your existing landscape and become one with your property. By using multiple low-voltage lights we can illuminate an area better and more cohesively than a pole light can–and with much more elegance. You’ll not only have far more attractive, better functioning light and you’ll enjoy lower energy bills too!

Our lighting designers approach each project as a blank canvas, paying careful attention to the architectural details, landscape highlights and open spaces before crafting a lighting design that draws attention to the best aspects of the entire property. The results reflect your desires–from creating a welcoming space for play, to announcing the majestic façade of your distinctive home.

Installers who do outdoor lighting as a sideline don’t fully understand the importance of the light source. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, outdoor lighting is all we do. And we realize the light itself is the most crucial element in any outdoor lighting design.

One example of what you see in our lighting designs is the light reflected off an object. Let’s say we’re highlighting the lovely stone or brick façade of your home. There may be dozens of tones of rich brown, reds and gold in that stone or masonry. But if all those tones don’t exist in the light source, we won’t see them. The stone could end up looking flat and grey in the wrong light. And there are many “wrong lights.” As all light sources are not created equal.

With professional residential lighting, it’s not about getting the brightest lights or the biggest lighting fixtures. Our goal is to subtly accentuate the best features on your property in the evening. In many cases, simple lighting is much more effective than extravagant light displays.

Contact us today to learn about how our lighting designers will work with you to get maximum results from minimal lighting, saving you money and maintenance along the way. Call us at 615-373-0638, or email us at [email protected].



Let us make your Nashville backyard Labor Day celebration ready

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. For many homeowners, Labor Day weekend also marks the official end to summer and the last hoorah for outdoor entertaining and celebrating the season with friends and family. With this in mind, and while you are busy planning the guest list, food and fun, have you thought about how celebration-worthy your backyard will be after the sun goes down?

  • Will you and your guests be able to navigate your backyard safely in order to enjoy an evening game of corn hole, horse shoes or even for the kids to play in the grass?
  • Is there enough illumination to check the progress and test the temperature of those steaks, hamburgers or hot dogs you’re grilling?
  • Is the visibility on your deck and patio good enough to dine comfortably outdoors?
  • Do you feel safe letting your guests swim throughout the evening? Is your pool surround properly illuminated?

Since the deck and patio are the core centerpieces of any backyard event, and that’s where the fun happens including dining, grilling, relaxing and entertaining. It makes perfect sense to enhance this area since it’s the hardest working area during outdoor celebrations. We want your deck to not only look fabulous, but we want the lighting to offer the convenience of helping you with visibility so that you can extend the hours of use well into the evening.

We can give you romantic deck and patio lighting and targeted task lighting that helps you see when at the barbecue or grill, overhead café style lighting that can be draped across large bringing in plenty of light to do virtually anything under. We can ensure all the key features of your deck and patio (such as steps) are lit to provide you the safety you need to make them work to their fullest.

Lighting within the landscape itself gives you the freedom to indulge in backyard activities without constraints. We can illuminate trees, shrubs, flower beds, gardens to highlight their beauty and make navigation throughout the landscape easy. Evening yard games become effortless as lighting increases visibility. We can make your backyard glimmer at night with perimeter lighting that makes your property look bigger by enhancing depth and dimension.

Water features are more and more prevalent in our outdoor spaces– requests for pool, spa, fountain, pond and waterfall lighting have increased considerable over the past few years. Families are looking to make these watery wonderlands’ a stand-out feature in their yards and they are seeking to enjoy their use and beauty even in the darkest hours. Our expert lighting designers know exactly how to capture the movement and character that water provides to give you unparalleled relaxation and increasing safety around your pool and/or water feature.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter lighting kits and one-size-fits-all designs. We focus on designing the perfect lighting system for your specific needs. From casual accent lighting to fully adjustable outdoor displays, we will highlight your home, outdoor living spaces and landscape in a whole new way. Our lighting will ensure your Labor Day celebration can continue after the sun sets shows you are the host that makes certain no detail is missed. Imagine being able to grill, dine and entertain well into the evening with the versatility outdoor lighting provides.

Contact us today to make your backyard ready for family, friends and fun in time for Labor Day and every night throughout the year. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville make the night yours!


Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. During our Free Custom Design Plan, we will show you the optimum locations around your home and throughout your yard to achieve stunning outdoor lighting effects. If you already have a lighting system but need it serviced or upgraded, we are happy to help. Please fill out the form below to contact us.

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